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Section 4.20. All Members of Parliament will be allowed Freedom of speech and debate in Parliament, subject only to Parliament’s own rules of procedure (Standing Orders).

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-16 22:23:14

    Section 4.20. Section 4.20. All Members of Parliament will be allowed Freedom of speech and debate in Parliament, subject only to Parliament’s own rules of procedure (Standing Orders).

      • NSCNICK

        Section 4.20. That freedom of speech should not allow the use of inuendo, insinuation or lying. Opinions are valid, but to be promulgated need to be substantiated by fact or evidence.

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      • Miles

        Section 4.20. Affected by my comments made earlier in this constitution exercise.

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      • KCFraser

        Section 4.20. This article is presumably intended to ensure that speeches in parliament have the same legal protection against prosecution for defamation etc. as they do at Westminster, but it is not clear to me that the present wording does so. Has a lawyer been consulted on it?

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Proposed Amendment to Section 4.20.


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